Only horses produced from Paint, Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred bloodlines are eligible for regular registration. Registration depends upon amount and location of color.
The mission of the American Quarter Horse Association is: To record and preserve the pedigrees of the American Quarter Horse, while maintaining the integrity of the breed and welfare of its horses. To provide beneficial services for its members that enhance and encourage American Quarter Horse ownership and participation. To develop diverse educational programs, material and curriculum that will position AQHA as the leading resource organization in the equine industry. To generate growth of AQHA membership via the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the American Quarter Horse. To ensure the American Quarter Horse is treated humanely, with dignity, respect and compassion, at all times.
Selectively developed in North America by the early settlers as an all purpose horse. Noted of its beautiful head carriage, refined conformation. Used for show, pleasure riding and driving. For registration, the foal's sire and dam must also be registered.
The Appaloosa Horse Club is the international breed registry serving ApHC members and Appaloosa enthusiasts by recording and preserving the horses' heritage and history, and by providing services that promote, enhance and improve the Appaloosa.
AHA is a major equine association serving 85,600 Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horse owners and 235 clubs across North America. AHA registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers approximately $3 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes over 550 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities, education, and programs that promote breeding and ownership.